Fifty five members took part in the Big Session on Saturday, raising £66.70 for Children in Need. The first mini-tournament was won by Michael Penn, Hope Sommers, Abigail Green, Eden Leaper (captain), Tim Stokes, Ellie Hardwick and William Allan; the second group was won by Dan Whaley (captain), Holly Prentice, Isaac Sommers and Izzy Mullen.
At the Newark & Sherwood Sports Awards last night, the Minster Girls KS3 badminton team (Heather Walker, Sophie Morley, Maisie Cutts and Chloe Jordan) were named ‘School Sports Team of the Year’, Peter Mills won ‘Senior Sportsperson of the Year’ and Alex Fenton was a runner-up for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport’. A great achievement for SJBC – well done to all!
In the U13 event, Emma Hooper won gold in the girls’ singles and doubles and silver in the mixed doubles. Sofia Aujla-Jones received a silver medal in the girls’ doubles.
At U15, Dan Whaley earned a silver medal in the boys’ singles.
At U17, Heather Walker won a gold medal in the mixed doubles and received a silver in the girls’ singles and doubles. Rachel Cutts earned a silver in the girls’ and mixed doubles.
Medals were presented by Peter Mills. Well done everyone!
This was our first Big Session in the new format of two two-hour sessions, putting sessions one and two together and three and four together. The winners of the first session were Amy Bruce, Devang Nigam (captain), James Hardwick. Owen Williams, Ben Anderson and Finn Durkin. The second session winners were June Ng, Alasdair Hollows, Dan Whaley (captain) and James Wade. Well played everyone.
In the U13 event, Emma Hooper is through to the final of the girls’ singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Sofia Aujla-Jones has also reached the girls’ doubles final and received a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with a partner from Chilwell.
The U15 event was entered by Sophie Morley, Chloe Jordan, Dan Whaley, Emma Hooper and Eleanor Collins. Dan is through to the final of the boys’ singles. He also got a bronze medal in the boys’ doubles and Sophie and Chloe playing together got a bronze in the girls’ doubles.
In the U17 event Rachel Cutts received a bronze medal in girls’ singles and Heather Walker is through to the final. They are through to the girls’ doubles final playing together and the mixed doubles final playing against each other.
Well done to everyone and great presence for SJBC. All the finals will take place at Chilwell Olympia on Sunday 29th September from noon onwards – spectators/supporters welcome
Congratulations to Anna Roehricht on completing the Level 1 Coaching Course
Six of our members, Anna Roehricht, Holly Clarke, Adam Mullen, Maisie Cutts, Chloe Jordan and Dan Whaley, attended a Badminton England Young Officials Award course organised by the Newark and Sherwood Community Badminton Network.
This 4-hour course is aimed at young people aged 14-19 and contains a combination of practical and theory sessions designed to equip the candidate with the necessary skills and a qualification that will allow them to officiate at badminton events. Following the course, they will be supported to gain experience as an official during club sessions. Once they have done this they will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be directed towards officiating at badminton competitions, starting with low level events, and leading onto some being selected to officiate at high profile events.
Fourteen of our players entered the Attewell Tournament held at the Bingham Leisure Centre this weekend. This is the premier local tournament for juniors who haven’t represented the county. We had some success and all players gained valuable experience :
Year 5 & 6 – Michael Penn, Finn Durkin and Owen Williams entered the boys singles and doubles. Izzy Mullen and Sofia Aujla-Jones entered the girls singles, with Sofia reaching the semi-final.
Year 7 & 8 – Alasdair Mullen, Lucas Eden, Ethan Kearsley, Oliver Stewart and James Wade played in the boys singles with James winning and Oliver runner-up. Molly Wade played in the girls singles, doubles and mixed, finishing as runner up in the singles and girls doubles and winning the mixed with a partner from Mansfield.
Year 9 & 10 – Fran Baisley and Chloe Jordan entered the girls singles and doubles. They played against each other in the final of the singles with Fran coming out on top and Chloe runner-up. They played together in the doubles and reached the final but finished runners-up.
Year 11 & 12 – Holly Clarke competed in the girls singles.
Heather, Sophie, Chloe and Maisie represented the Minster School, Nottinghamshire County and the East Midlands in the Center Parcs Final of the National Inter-Schools Badminton Competition. Over 6,000 school teams including over 30,000 players entered this competition which started in December and culminated in 4 finals of 9 teams. The team played really well and came a fantastic 4th (one place better than last year’s 5th place finish).
Well done to the girls and thanks to the SJBC coaches.